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WASHINGTON News: Vascular Access Centers to Pay at Least $3.825 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

WASHINGTON – Philadelphia-based Vascular Access Centers L.P., along with its 23 subsidiary and related corporations (collectively “VAC”), has agreed to pay at least $3.825 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for non-reimbursable vascular access procedures performed on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) beneficiaries and engaging in an … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Vascular Access Centers to Pay at Least $3.825 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

WASHINGTON News: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia Launches Hotline for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy

WASHINGTON – The Superior Court Division’s Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section and the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia are launching a hotline and e-mail address for survivors to report child sexual abuse by clergy, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced today. Survivors of child sexual … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia Launches Hotline for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy

WASHINGTON News: Business Owner, Vashawn Strader Sentenced to Prison Term for Bribing District of Columbia Government Employee

Defendant’s Crimes Cost Government More Than $300,000 WASHINGTON – Vashawn Strader, 40, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for bribing an employee of the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to get favorable action on government contracts. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Business Owner, Vashawn Strader Sentenced to Prison Term for Bribing District of Columbia Government Employee

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kevin Cole Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison for Fraud and Theft Schemes Targeting Businesses

Defendant Got Access to Checks Written to Companies WASHINGTON – Kevin Cole, 26, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for a pair of schemes in which he stole nearly $80,000 in checks intended for local businesses, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Cole pled guilty in July 2018, in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kevin Cole Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison for Fraud and Theft Schemes Targeting Businesses

WASHINGTON News: Two Men Plead Guilty to Charges in Fatal Shooting in Northeast Washington

Defendants Had Been Drinking With the Victim Prior to the Shooting WASHINGTON –Marco F. Williams, 25, and Barry J. Giles, 22, also known as “Juany,” both of Washington, D.C., have pled guilty to charges in the October 2016 shooting death of a man in the Fort Lincoln neighborhood of Northeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Two Men Plead Guilty to Charges in Fatal Shooting in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: New Orleans Man, Roland J. Bourgeois Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Shooting of Three African-American Men Attempting to Evacuate After Hurricane Katrina

Bourgeois shot at three young African-American men fleeing Hurricane Katrina in 2005 WASHINGTON –Roland J. Bourgeois, Jr., 55, of New Orleans, LA, appeared yesterday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon and pleaded guilty to charges that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he shot at three young African-American men because of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: New Orleans Man, Roland J. Bourgeois Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Shooting of Three African-American Men Attempting to Evacuate After Hurricane Katrina

WASHINGTON News: Michael Sang Han, Former Owner of Plastics Recycling Company Sentenced to Four Years in Prison For Tax Evasion Scheme

Evaded Paying Taxes on Over $14 Million in Income WASHINGTON – Michael Sang Han, 47, formerly of Palm Beach, Fla., was sentenced today to four years in prison following his conviction in a multi-million dollar tax evasion scheme. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Michael Sang Han, Former Owner of Plastics Recycling Company Sentenced to Four Years in Prison For Tax Evasion Scheme

WASHINGTON News: Seven People Sentenced to Prison on Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington

Investigation Targeted Sales of PCP, Crack Cocaine, and Heroin WASHINGTON –Antonio Spencer, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a five-year prison term after pleading guilty to a federal drug offense stemming from an investigation into the trafficking of PCP, crack cocaine and heroin in Southwest Washington. Six co-defendants previously were sentenced to prison … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Seven People Sentenced to Prison on Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington